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The church in Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau
The church in Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau
Coat of arms of Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau
Coat of arms
Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau is located in France
Location within Normandy region
Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau is located in Normandy
Coordinates: 48°56′11″N 1°01′22″W / 48.9364°N 1.0228°W / 48.9364; -1.0228Coordinates: 48°56′11″N 1°01′22″W / 48.9364°N 1.0228°W / 48.9364; -1.0228
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Vire
Canton Vire
Intercommunality Séverine
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joël Gilles
Area1 5.75 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 85
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 14619 /14380
Elevation 46–192 m (151–630 ft)
(avg. 65 m or 213 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. The name roughly translates as Saint Mary beyond the Water.


The village is located approximately 1 kilometre east from Pont-Farcy, on the left bank of the river Vire. The village is a collection of farm houses and a church. The overall population is 85 (in 2008), including outlying farms. Other nearby communes include Pont-Bellanger and Beaumesnil. The nearest large towns are Villedieu-les-Poeles and Vire.

The village is located close to the Calvados tourist attraction Grotte de Bion


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 242 —    
1968 224 −7.4%
1975 149 −33.5%
1982 119 −20.1%
1990 106 −10.9%
1999 81 −23.6%
2008 85 +4.9%

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